NYFW SS ’21: Bathsheva’s Serendipity, Telfar’s Drip, Kate Spades’ Cups and Coveteur’s Two Hands.

A look at coffee culture during NYFW Spring 21 shows.

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  1. Kate Spade customized coffee cups during her Spring/ Summer collection. The simple white cups professed love for New York, a city that in the past year and a half has underscored resilience for fashion designers and café’s. Because what’s more fashionable than sipping in a New York City coffee shop?


  1. Pull out a chair, there was breakfast and morning coffee at the Adam Lippes show were guests sat at around circular tables for his Spring/Summer 21 show at Brookfield New York. And, while lips pursed on something black, maybe with a tap of milk and sugar, designs forwarding florals with classics gave the people a reason to be bold. After all, everyone is ready to come out and play dress up.


  1. The streets are alive again. To prove it, Tory Burch & Co. set up her runway as a block party on Mercer Street in SoHo, in front of her new store. Given that New York is historically a fashion city that is already ready to be seen, making the city as much of a character on the runway – the pavement paralleled to local Soho businesses – as the clothes. Among the company attendees were treated to included sidewalk installations of café’s like Sant Ambroeus, Balthazar’s bakery and Maman, the latter offering especially chic Tory Burch branded iced lavender matcha lattes.


  1. Life is full of serendipitous moments – running into an ex-lover, seeing a long-lost friend, or finding the perfect dress in the most unexpected place. Fashion brand Bathsheva that propels modern ideas of womanhood into societal consciousness, aptly planned its Spring/Summer 2022 show at the Upper East Side Serendipity. The infamous restaurant known for its iconic cameo in the 2001 movie with its namesake, Serependity, is a sightseeing must for visitors to the city. The show gave attendees a must list of accessories to adorn dresses and frocks. There were bows, tiers, ruffles and lots of pink to love in a place that we love to love: the café.


  1. Fashion has long played on the word ‘drip’, a word whose meaning in hip-hop refers to swagger. Swagger has a direct correlation to style. Telfar, named after its founder, Telfar Clemens, takes the word to new visual definitions with the launch of Telfar TV, an extension of his fashion brand that aims to capture customers beyond their cell phones but on a content streaming platform, as in Apple TV. Publicly accessible, Telfar TV will shine a light on Clemens’ history in the business and others as they make their debut and journey into the industry. We’ll be watching, waiting also, for a drip coffee to drop.


  1. Followers of fashion have likely known Coveteur for years, as the online destination for fashion and the closets of those who love it. While there are definitely hot spots to gather and coffee, there are places that make the lives of publicists, stylists and the like a lot easier. One of them, mentioned here we highly recommend and that’s Two Hands NYC, for an Australian style coffee and breakfast to fuel a day of all the things.


  1. The Met Gala returned to The Met, on a second Monday in September, with a carpet that saw hundreds of names walk it from the industries of film, tech and platforms like YouTube and TikTok. Among them was the founder of Chamberlain Coffee, Emma Chamberlain, who appeared in “almost 21,000 microbeads, 9,000 rhinestones, 2,500 sequins, over 2,300 rococo style beads and nearly 2,000 Swarovski crystals.”Does that mean that coffee walked The Met coffee, almost?